The 10 Best Places for Pancakes in Rhode Island!

Sometimes the choice between a savory or sweet breakfast is a problem, but not at these awesome pancake joints in Rhode Island. Each pancake is a little different but each strike the perfect balance of fluffy, sweet, and buttery. Next time you’re out for breakfast or brunch, stop in at these 10 delicious places for pancakes in the state!  

1. Kitchen, Providence, RI

On a weekend, you’ll be waiting in line for breakfast, but the pancakes at this tiny kitchen are well worth it. With just five tables, Kitchen is a one-man show. While most will order their Grand Slam breakfast, you can’t go wrong with the pancakes here, either. Order a short stack on the side for of any meal to get the best of Kitchen’s salty and sweet flavor palette.

2. English Muffin, Johnston, RI

You won’t even come close to finishing the pancakes at English Muffin, a simple diner that does their sweet breakfast right. Pancakes cover the width of an entire plate. Stuff them with blueberries or bananas, and top it off with a sprinkle of powdered sugar for the final touches.

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3. J.P. Spoonem’s, Cranston, RI

Family meals are better with pancakes. Bring the whole family to breakfast or brunch to try some of the pancakes at J.P. Spoonem’s. Owners Pat and Joe make their own homemade whipped cream, which comes with every plate of French toast or pancakes. It’s the perfect topping to the already perfect pancakes. Can’t decide between waffles or pancakes? Order the chocolate lover’s waffle, which comes with four heart-shaped chocolate pancakes on top.  

4. Belle’s Café, Newport, RI

Brunch is served daily at this tiny café, offering both indoor and outdoor seating along the oceanfront. Order their buttermilk pancakes, which are always served with real maple syrup and plenty of butter. Add a few slices of bacon, ham or sausage to the side for three dollars extra. You’ll want to come in the warm months—Belle’s is closed January and February.

5. Meldgie’s Diner, Narragansett

You won’t find cheaper pancakes in many other places! For just $5.50, order three buttermilk pancakes. For a dollar more, add on fruit or M&M’s. And for the kids in the family, Meldgie’s will whip up some Mickey Mouse pancakes. Come in hungry!  

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6. Breakfast Nook II, Wakefield, RI

Come during the fall to try this Wakefield café’s delicious pumpkin pancakes, seasoned with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. A tip: even though the menu doesn’t tell you, you can order just a single pancake rather than three at a time! You’ll be sure to sit down next to plenty of locals and be waited on by their bubbly staff.

7. Bluebird Café, Wakefield, RI

Another Wakefield spot, Bluebird Café is a BYOB restaurant tucked away in an unassuming spot. Inside, this cozy breakfast nook is complete with checkered table cloths and the smell of hot coffee brewing. Make sure to try the loaded blueberry pancakes, or the buckwheat flavor!

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8. T’s Restaurant, Multiple locations

At T’s, it’s rare to find a plate that hasn’t been completely polished off by a customer. The food here will have you smiling until the last bite. Order a Bloody Mary to go with your breakfast—the number one allows you to try their sweet, fluffy pancakes paired with eggs, bacon and home fries. Find locations in Narragansett, Cranston, and East Greenwich. 

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9. Gel’s Kitchen, West Warwick, RI

Open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gel’s Kitchen serves up only the freshest food, and meals are always cooked to order. Though there are plenty of sweet options on Gel’s menu—the French crepes, the cheese blintzes, or the malted waffles—you’ll want to go for one of their incredible pancake options. Try the cranberry-walnut or the pumpkin pancakes in the fall, or get them served with seasonal fruit on top during the summer.

10. Eddie’s, Cranston, RI

Though the name of this Diner is Eddie’s, you’ll be thanking the owner, Paula, by the end of your meal. Make sure to order a plate of three pancakes—and don’t forget to ask what the special is. Now, Eddie’s also serves up dough boys daily! Beyond the delicious food, you’ll find impressive service. Paula makes sure to treat each customer with care, bringing great service to everyone who steps in her restaurant. You’ll be glad that you happened upon it. 

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